HONOLULU (AP) _ David Gomez hit a 3-pointer from the top of the
key with 6.5 seconds remaining to give Tulane a 70-to-69 win over
Georgia in the consolation round of the Rainbow Classic.
The Bulldogs had one more chance, but Billy Humphrey's
three-point attempt just before the buzzer bounced off the rim.
Gomez led Tulane (7-4) with 24 points, Kevin Sims added 15 and
Robinson Louisme had 12 for the Green Wave.
Jeremy Price led Georgia (6-3) with 22 points in his first
career start and Humphrey added 14.
Humphrey put Georgia ahead 65-to-63 with a 3-pointer from the
left corner with 3:42 remaining.
But the Bulldogs made just half of their eight free throws down
the stretch and Tulane made three of their four field goal attempts
to secure the victory in a game that featured seven ties and 14
Tulane shot a season-high 56.3 percent from the field.
Georgia led 31-to-30 at the break.
Tulane will face St. John's in the fifth place game of the
Rainbow Classic tomorrow afternoon after Georgia meets host Hawaii
for seventh place.
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